Noida molestation: Ex-army men to file complaint against ADM for wrong charges
Following the arrest of retired colonel Virender Chauhan by Noida police on the charge of molestation, the ex-army officers are planning to file a complaint against the ADM of Muzzafarnagar and his wife.
The colonel was arrested on August 14 and sent to jail on the basis of a complaint filed by the wife of the ADM. An FIR was registered under various IPC sections and sections of SC/ST prevention of atrocities act.
In her complaint, the official’s wife had mentioned that she was harassed by the accused and three of his accomplices. She added that they also made remarks on her caste. The woman also said in her complaint that the accused also tried to kidnap her.
According to an ex-army officer, they are taking the advice from the legal team and soon they will file a complaint against the ADM and his wife. “Colonel Virender Chauhan is a good man and he has not attempted this crime,” the officer said.
The officer also said that the police did not examine the case properly and they even did not try to check the CCTV footage which is installed in the park of Sector-29.
The ex-army officers had also conducted a press conference on August 16 and demanded a judiciary inquiry into the matter.
According to the police, the colonel reached the park in Sector-29 with three more persons and they molested the lady and also passed derogatory remarks about her caste.
The retired army officers said that the ADM of Muzaffarnagar was also an officer of Noida Authority in the past.
“Colonel Virender had lodged a complaint several times in Noida Authority regarding illegal occupation and construction but Noida Authority did not take any action on Chandra due to his clout. The ADM filed a wrong complaint against the officer,” they added.
In the press conference, the ex-army officers defended the retired colonel by stating about his achievements in the army. They mentioned his achievements while being in the uniform.
“He was also the Aide-De-Camp (ADC) of the army chief and was also appointed as the principal of the Indian Institute of Mountaineering and Skiing. He received 16 medals for gallantry and other services,” army officers added.
The officers also said that the colonel had also contributed to the social sector. After his retirement, he also imparted free army training to the new recruits in Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Mau and other eastern schools.